Clinton v. Jones
Significance, Court Rejects Immunity Claim, Should Civil Suits Against The President Be Stalled Until He Is Out Of Office?
William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States
Paula Corbin Jones
That the president of the United States is immune from a lawsuit challenging his actions prior to his taking office during the term of his presidency.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Robert S. Bennett
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Gilbert K. Davis
Justices for the Court
Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter, John Paul Stevens (writing for the Court), Clarence Thomas
Date of Decision
27 May 1997
That the president does not enjoy immunity from a civil lawsuit for conduct not related to his official acts.
- Nixon v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 731 (1982).
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